Vive Le Scorpion

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Yep, the Premier League is back. Last weekend’s assured Community Shield performance against Chelsea, culminating in the joy of Courtois’ kicking tryout for the Saracens during the penalty shootout, was instantly replaced by Arsenal Opening Day NervesTM.

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CR7 #1?

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Back in 2014, rumour-mongers Tribal Football published an intriguing piece on the Ronaldo vs Messi debate. Rather than looking at the current state of play, the writer asked which player would age better in the coming years. While Messi had the edge at that moment, he argued that Ronaldo would actually end up aging more gracefully.

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A Choice

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They walked in the road because the pavement was thin and there were motorbikes and cars parked on what little pavement there was. The other tourists did the same and the bikes and the cars that went past stayed a distance away from them. It was sunny and they both sweated. The locals didn’t walk during the day because it was so hot. The locals only waited in their restaurants and shops for the tourists. They walked along the road hand in hand. They wore bags that they’d bought together at the night market in the last city they’d visited.

“This is it,” she said.

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Charity

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Everything was going well, in a traditional way.

He had interviewed for a job and got the job; struggled to start with, then done better, then begun to excel. In the office he was liked, and his work was good, and it was soon recognised. Promotion followed, then another promotion a few months later, and then he thought he had the money to leave his parents’ home and move to the city.

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The Present

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Getting up and out of bed as quickly as possible was something Josh had worked on through necessity. He executed it well this morning, estimating that it took him 30 seconds to turn off his alarm, have a swig of water and stand up; then a further minute to take off his pyjamas and put on his running gear. Waking the cat and letting her out slowed him, but still he was out of the house less than five minutes after his alarm went off.

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